Poet, actor, and musician Saul William performs at BAMcafé Live tomorrow (2/16) following the premiere screening of his film, Aujourd’hui (Tey).
Named one of Film Comment’s Best Unreleased Films of 2012, Aujourd’hui (Tey) follows Satché’s (Saul Williams) last day of life. Though Satché’ is strong and in good health, he accepts his imminent death as he walks through the streets of Senegal, taking in the sites of his past as if he were looking at them for the last time: his parents’ house, his first love, the friends of his youth, and his wife and children.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Alain Gomis and actors Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman, and then the live performance by Saul Williams in BAMcafé.
Deets on the screening can be found here.
The live performance is free, starts at 9:30PM and is located at the BAMcafé- Peter Jay Sharp Building- 30 Lafayette Ave Brooklyn, NY 11243.
Talib Kweli will be playing an intimate concert this Thursday at the MLB FanCave (a sportsbar type space that hosts Baseball fan events, concerts, MLB player and celebrity appearances). With his new album, Prisoner of Conscious dropping soon, I’m sure Talib will perform new tracks along with his classics.
My fave Talib song? “Talk To You (Lil’ Darlin’)” featuring Bilal off his Quality album. “You must live in the infinite blackness that exists when I close my eyes. I see you when I fall asleep, I see you when I dream.” -Swoons.
Note: Arrive early as space is limited.
Who: Talib Kweli
What: Talib Kweli holding a free concert at the MLB FanCave
When: Thursday, September 27, 2012, 5:30PM-7:00PM
Where: MLB FanCave- 692 Broadway, New York, New York
I had such a good time at Dekalb Market this summer at the Down & Derby parties. Alas it is that time of the year when I must say goodbye to one of my fave BK spots, but what better way to go out than with a party? On Sunday, celebrate a successful season at Dekalb Market with beer, food and entertainment.
Who: Dekalb Market Goodbye Party
What: Say goodbye to Dekalb Market until next summer with a party!
When: Sunday, September 30, 2012/3:00PM-9:00PM
Where: Dekalb Market- 138 Willoughby St, 11201
Tears! Summer is really over! To celebrate the end of summer, Bud Light Lime presents an End Of Summer Party with Swizz Beatz providing the tunes. Swizz Beatz will be performing at the Beer Garden in South Street Seaport, so stop by for some good music and free beer.
The party is free, just RSVP and get there early because this party is expected to reach capacity.
RSVP here: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who: Bud Light Lime presents End Of Summer w/ Swizz Beatz
What: Free party with great views of the city with music by Swizz Beats and beer providing by Bud Light
When: Saturday, September 29, 2012- 2:00PM- 7:00PM
Where: Beekman Beer Garden- 89 South Street, New York, NY 10038
The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) presents the Soul of Brooklyn Block Party. The Block Party is a celebration of the arts and local businesses in downtown Brooklyn. It’s an afternoon of live DJs, dance and theater performances and the 2012 Mas Band Village will kick off the 45th Annual West Indian Labor Day Carnival at Cuyler Gore Park.
The Block Party takes place Saturday, August 4th, 12:00PM to 6:00PM at Fulton Street between Lafayette Ave. and Carlton Ave.
Royalty comes to Brooklyn. SummerScreen presents The Princess Bride tomorrow at McCarren Park in Williamsburg. McCarren Park is more like a basketball court so bring ton of blankets to ensure comfy seating, food will be on hand offered by V Spot, Cemitas, Little Muenster, Brooklyn Bangers and Pizza Moto. Sixpoint beer will provide the beverages.
Feel free to bring your own food and libations as the park is lenient.
Who: Screening of The Princess Bride in Brooklyn
What: Free outdoor movie screening
When: Wednesday, August 1, 2012- Doors open at 6:00PM, the movie starts at sundown.
Where: McCarren Park- Corner of 12th and Bedford
NYC and hip-hop together is an effortless combination. This Saturday, Ghostface Killah headlines the Celebrate Brooklyn! and Lyricist Lounge 20th Anniversary concert at Prospect Park. It’s a free outdoor concert and definitely a great look for my hip-hop heads.
Who: Lyricist Lounge 20th Anniversary Concert featuring Ghostface Killah| Camp Lo | Astro | and more!
What: A free outdoor hip-hop concert
When: Saturday, June 23, 2012 7:30PM |Doors open at 6:30pm.
Where: 9th Street & Prospect Park West Brooklyn, NY 11215
Admission: Free | Official Website
Fab’s jumpoff-I mean, Adrienne Bailon and her BFF Julissa Bermudez are celebrating the premiere of their new show, Empire Girls by giving away free mani’s painted in Empire Girls-inspired colors. Tomorrow, select salons in Manhattan will be holding viewing parties and offering free manicures.
Bring your bestie and bond over your pampered nails and you’ll also get to watch the new show a day early.
Empire Girls premieres Sunday, June 3, at 9/8c—on Style!
Stop in at the following salons for a screening of Empire Girls and a free manicure:
Looks Nails & Spa: 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Dashing Diva, Columbus Ave.: 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Seredipity Nails & Spa: 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Lan’s Spa: 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Pastel Nail & Spa: 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The Fine Print: *VALID 06/02/12 FOR ONE BASIC MANICURE ONLY. NO APPOINTMENTS NECESSARY. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. WAIT LIST ONLY, AT PARTICIPATING LOCATIONS, ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST (LIMIT IS 100/SALON). Limit one per person. Cannot be applied toward upgrade services, such as French polish or buffing and cannot be redeemed fir cash or for any other service. Max value: $26 (gratuities inc.) Open to individuals 18yrs+ as of 06/02/12. MYSTYLE.COM (Sponsor) reserves right to modify/terminate/cancel Offer &/or disqualify participants due to causes beyond Sponsor’s reas. control that affect Offer’s security or proper/fair conduct. Sponsor not resp. for utility/quality of services/products. No cash value or substitutions. Void obtained through unauthorized channels & where prohibited. Subject to applicable laws & regulations.
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and since I love my readers so much, I’ve teamed up with a fabulous designer for The Fly Girl Guide and Joelle by Marc Joseph Giveaway.
Win these adorable sterling sliver heart studs from the Joelle by Marc Joseph Collection. This is a collection which honors relationships between friends, family, and loved ones by way of simple, elegant and charming jewelry.
-”Like” The Fly Girl Guide Facebook Fan page and the Joelle by Marc Joseph Facebook Page:
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-Send an email with your full name and phone number with the subject line “Joelle by Marc Joseph Giveaway” to Carla@theflygirlguide.com
To enter to win a pair of Joelle by Marc Joseph sterling silver I ♥ U earrings:
“Like” The Fly Girl Guide Facebook Fan page and the Joelle by Marc Joseph Facebook Page:
-Send an email with full name and phone number with the subject line “Joelle by Marc Joseph Giveaway” to Carla@theflygirlguide.com
-One FGG reader will receive a pair of Joelle by Marc Joseph sterling silver I ♥ U earrings.
- The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. (50 states) and the District of Columbia who are 18+.
-ONE ENTRY PER PERSON
-Contest ends Monday, February 13, 2012 at 11:59pm EST.
-(1) winner will be selected randomly and contacted via phone and emailed the following morning to notify them of the win.
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Rakim’s iconic album, Paid in Full .
When: Sunday, August 21, 2011, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: SummerStage at Mainstage in Central Park